• WordNet 3.6
    • n vantage the quality of having a superior or more favorable position "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
    • n vantage place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vantage A position offering a superior view of a scene or situation; -- used literally and figuratively; as, from the vantage of hindsight; also called vantage point.
    • Vantage Superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage. "O happy vantage of a kneeling knee!"
    • Vantage (Tennis) The first point scored after deuce; advantage{5}.
    • v. t Vantage To profit; to aid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vantage Advantage; gain; profit.
    • n vantage Advantage; the state in which one has better means of action or defense than another; vantage-ground.
    • n vantage Opportunity; convenience.
    • n vantage Surplus; excess; addition.
    • n vantage In lawn-tennis, same as advantage
    • vantage To profit; aid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vantage van′tāj advantage: in lawn-tennis, same as advantage:
    • v.i Vantage (Spens.) to benefit, profit
    • n Vantage van′tāj (Shak.) opportunity, convenience, excess, addition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Aphetic form of OE. avantage, fr. F. avantage,. See Advantage


In literature:

Some of our doings, judged from the vantage point of the knoll, are very inconsistent.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
At last they struggled to a point of vantage where they could see everything going on, and spent an enjoyable evening.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
This must have been the Englishman who found his vantage-point from behind the other pedestal.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
Captain Eyre speedily turned his guns in that direction, and a few well-directed shells soon drove the Indians from their vantage ground.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
Two vantages scored in succession were needed by one side to win.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
I waited too long, until every vantage left me.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
In Mr. CHAMBERLAIN'S opinion it would not be a coin of vantage.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, November 3, 1920" by Various
It is very hard to answer a woman in such circumstances, because her womanhood gives her so strong a ground of vantage!
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
We won't spoil the chance by halloing where the hare went, though, from our vantage-ground, we can view her throughout.
"Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth" by John Henry Skrine
It was often he who was selected to find a place of vantage for the flag.
"Georges Guynemer" by Henry Bordeaux
He examined the house from this point of vantage.
"The Argosy" by Various
Before daybreak the principal vantage points as well as the most important positions on the island were occupied.
"Fighting France" by Stephane Lauzanne
Dey had all de 'vantage of you.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
To what point of vantage had she, poor, disabled little soul, drifted?
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
From my vantage point I could see clear to the neighborhood of Peronne.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
Another shout and the charging hosts swept on again to a new point of vantage from which to fire.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Dane squirmed forward and at last gained a vantage point from which to survey the poachers' camp.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
It had thus a fine vantage-ground on which to wage deadly war against the text and doctrines of the Bible.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
A vast panorama spreads out in every direction from this melancholy and dirty point of vantage.
"Russia" by Various
Ross left his vantage point, ready to follow Karara.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton

In poetry:

To shrink by its sudden coming,
To surrender our control
Without a struggle for vantage,
Betrays a weakness of soul.
"Life's Emergencies" by Jared Barhite
There is the field, the vantage ground
For every earnest heart;
To side with justice, truth and right
And act a noble part.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
That fateful echo is not dumb
The nations listening to its sound
Wait, from a century's vantage-ground,
The holier triumphs yet to come,--
"Lexington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Holiest of messages that come from high,
Teaching that earth is but the vantage ground
For men to reach the fadeless things that lie
With God, beyond this dim and earthly bound:
"O, Glad New Year" by Alexander Anderson
It was a joy to climb their sides,
And in the heather lie!
A joy to look at vantage down
On the castle grim and high!
Blue streams below, white clouds above,
In silent earth and sky!
"The Hills" by George MacDonald
Yet, shepherd, what is Love, I pray?
It is a yes, it is a nay,
A pretty kind of sporting fray, It is a thing will soon away.
Then, nymphs, take vantage while ye may;
And this is Love, as I hear say.
"Now What Is Love" by Sir Walter Raleigh

In news:

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Danny and Nora check out flowers and rocks from a roadside vantage point.
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2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster.

In science:

Here we review the recent evidence for dark energy, dark matter and black holes as components of an expanding universe, for the vantage point of a non-expert; we speculate on a specific DM particle.
Dark energy - dark matter - and black holes: The music of the universe
From the vantage point of the test quasiparticle, this is equivalent to six charge 1/3 quasiparticles.
Resonant tunneling in fractional quantum Hall effect: superperiods and braiding statistics
The probability of strong, qualitative differences between reality and observations is low: it was shown that speci fic graphs classes, e.g., classical Erd ˝os-R ´eny i random graphs, are extremely unlikely to represent real Internet topologies measured from multiple vantage points .
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
The key idea is that from the vantage point of F , the residue field K truly has zero measure, as used above; so one expects Fubini’s theorem on K to hold for certain functions which, though not Haar integrable, are integrable in some sense after imposing the condition RK du = 0.
Fubini's theorem and non-linear change of variables over a two-dimensional local field
Katz, Characterizing the Internet hierarchy from multiple vantage points, in: Proc.
A critical look at power law modelling of the Internet
Note that in this case since the routing table is assumed to be static, the route between any two vantage points is fixed.
Graph-Constrained Group Testing
Suppose, we have a monitoring system that consists of one or more end hosts (so called vantage points) that can send and receive packets.
Graph-Constrained Group Testing
Each vantage point sends packets through the network by assigning the routes and the end hosts.
Graph-Constrained Group Testing
Since the network is given, not any route is a valid one. A vantage point can only assign those routes which form a path in the graph G.
Graph-Constrained Group Testing
However, for some applications it might be the case that only a small subset of vertices are accessible as the starting points (e.g., in network tomography such a subset can be determined by the vantage points), and this can be modeled by an appropriate choice of the designated vertices in Designs 1 and 3.
Graph-Constrained Group Testing
Note that, since this sub ject bridges the gap between two a priori very different domains of physics, there are different vantage points: from a theoretical point of view, one may be interested in the question whether a model is in the closed or open string class.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
From our vantage point we only see a fraction of the quiescent and the burst emission that is scattered by the electrons in the corona.
An Unusual X-ray Burst from the Globular Cluster M28
From the vantage point of an individual, the meaning of a sentence obtained from radical interpretation is unusual because there is little sensitivity to initial conditions.
Does Meaning Evolve?
Bounds for µG and λG . vantages of the absolute ratio and the extremal quantities (2.15) we note that the former is more explicit.
Geometric properties of quasiconformal maps
From this vantage point, we may instead use these relations to place requirements on the decay of the two-point charge density ρqq .
Exact relations between charge-density functions determining the total Coulomb energy and the dielectric constant for a mixture of neutral and charged site-site molecules